The Cocaine Conspiracy Video

We present a video trailer on our Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas event The Cocaine Conspiracy….

Sunday the 23rd of August 2015 at 3pm to 4pm, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Tickets available at

This video was produced by Wild Leaf Reels. Visit them at


Festival Colombiano 2015

Come and learn about RBGE’s work in Colombia. Meet our team who are researching Colombia’s rich botanical diversity and their efforts to conserve it.


With music from Khantara, dance, art and craft activites. All free.

12-5 pm, Sunday 30th of August, John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

rbgeColombia on ARC Gloria

              We invite you to visit Colombias’s National Flagship ARC Gloria.


Explore this magnificent vessel and learn about Colombia’s rich natural resources, habitats and people and join us in celebrating some of Colombia’s vibrant cultural traditions.

Music and dance by the ship’s band, art and crafts activities. All free.

1-5 pm on Saturday 29th of August at Ocean Terminal, Ocean Drive, Edinburgh.

The Cocaine Conspiracy at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas

You are invited to our show “The Cocaine Conspiracy” at the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, taking place at the Fringe festival this year.

The show will be from 3pm to 4pm on the 23rd of August 2015 at St Andrew Square.

The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas is a debate, discussion and discourse, designed as an informal platform for academics and researchers to engage with the public on an array of topics.

Tickets are available at

The cocaine trade has enormous social and ecological consequences on both global and local scales. The production of cocaine involves large scale deforestation and pollution as a result of the discarding of the reagents used to process from leaf to final product. Western governments have been pursuing the so-called war on drugs for many years at a cost of billions of dollars. But how successful has this approach been? Is a hard line approach the only solution? In this forum we will discuss this and alternative approaches to tackling the problem.

Cocaine Conspiracy 1

The event  discussion will expose personal opinions and will not reflect RBGE views.